Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

Challenges to Ireland's Competitiveness: Discussion

Mr. Oliver Gilvarry:

When looking at the challenges this year, the real concern for the council was housing. There was always a debate in economic circles about rent controls. One of the concerns pushed out in the challenge is about the significant number of measures in the Housing for All strategy. The pinch point is that we should not have a situation where we see the demand measures all coming along together. If there are not supply measures at the same time, all that will do is push up prices, whether for the purchase of a house or on rental markets.